Calgary police say the culprit broke into a northeast Calgary storage yard and set fire to three commercial dump trucks in January. (File)

Calgary police are hoping tips from the public can help lead them to an arsonist who set fire to three dump trucks in a northeast storage yard in January.

The three commercial dump trucks were parked for the winter at a lot in the 7500 block of 36th Street N.E. Police say the suspect or suspects entered the storage yard at around 1 p.m. on Jan 17 and set the trucks on fire.

According to police, the heat from the fires was so intense a fourth truck parked nearly also sustained damage to the outside.

The loss is estimated at more than $150,000.

"(The incident) has severely burdened the small business owners who are now trying to manage the loss ahead of the upcoming construction season," Calgary police said in a release Friday.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage is asked to contact Calgary police.